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in the 1850s and 1860s, you're speaking outdoors, no microphone, high voices travel across the crowd. steven douglas, you couldn't hear him five rows back. people also knew how he walked and there were people who described lincoln walked like a laborer and had the world of burden on his shoulders and hands behind his back. watch the way he walks. most importantly to me was lincoln's humor comes out on the film. the only thing i insisted with tony, please put more stories in. and there's a bunch of times where lincoln tells stories that are irritating to everybody else around and he'll tell a funny story. when he tells a story, his face comes alive and sadness goes away. stories were his way of whistling off sadness because he had a mel an kolly temperament. >> it's so hard to put lincoln in a modern political context. i can imagine the twitter treatment of lincoln trying to abolish slavery, hash tag, how is he going to get this done. there is a leadership lesson that is important now and important for president obama embarking on a second term as he seeks to be what he wanted to be, not just
the editorial arena and indentured america. >> two of those men, henry clay and steven douglas, what was their the role of the compromise? >> henry clay was called out of retirement in kentucky to take charge of an attempt to create some kind of a compromise. he was known as the great compromise or for husbanding the compromised in the 1820s, the missouri compromise and also the 1833 compromise that brought the country back again from crisis over south carolina's nala vacation of the federal law. henry clay was a grand, remarkable man and he never once said no when he was invited to the political convention so he returned to washington and let the debate for seven months attempting to persuade congressmen from the right, the left in the south in the north to a agree to a grand compromise, a grand bargain of civil rights that was called the slavery question once and for all. he failed to henry clay was pivotal to the debate but he failed in actually making the compromise real. he had put together one of the first omnibus bills in american political history, the omnibus collapsed. >> w
antagonist break the bonds then the question will be settled. steven douglas the great democrat from illinois what he saw as the view of slavery he said douglas don't care but god cares and humanity cares proprietary. to his past lincoln describes evil over all national deals and dangers have come. it must be stopped. to accept a compromise that there would even permit the theory of expansion expansion -- lincoln. he never advocated any moves timing begin he declared the federal government does us no such power. even supported the one measure aimed at compromise coming at of congress with the original 14 commencement the would have made the prohibition of slavery as a state possible. and hid did pass congress in would have been put on the constitution. >> host: day expressed his support that would make the abolition almost impossible. he simply could not count but with that expansion itself lincoln found a way past the barrier. slavery he announced must remain within the borders in that fashion. some of the absolute partisanship and his heart abraham lincoln was done yielding. of meaningful c
can make progress. >> thank you. he does and gentlemen, robert kimmitt, douglas holtz-eakin, steven clemons. [applause] >> i am.your doom. i come onstage and save time to go. the eternal foot man holding your coat. >> more from last week's washington idea form hosted by the aspen institute and museum. up next the counterterrorism coordinator also discusses the afghanistan war. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we're having a technical problem obviously with the squash and form segment. we are going to move on with our programming. the british house of commons is holding a hearing examining the progress and security in afghanistan. last month a british defense committee ambassador to nato in the joint forces commander for asked about the 2014 timetable for native and british troops to withdraw from afghanistan. nato and u.k. armed forces have been in afghanistan since october 2001. this is an hour 45 minute. >> welcome to all of you to the evidence session on afghanistan, which we are using today to look at the state of operations in afgh
for three occupy members who plotted to blow up an ohio bridge. the fbi arrested douglas wright, baxter and stevens back in may. the three men are charged with trying to use explosives to take down a bridge outside cleveland as part of the mayday protests. the three pleaded guilty in september and federal prosecutors want to see them serve a combined 74 years in prison. something on the lighter side to round out the news. the first lady will get her official white house christmas tree on friday. this year's tree is a 19 foot tall frazier fir from ash county north carolina. the farm is home to the 2012 winners of the national christmas tree association grand champions. more john fuglesang coming up right after the break. stay with us. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill pritz show. this is the "bill press show.
the country if we raise taxes on billionaires. gregg: here now steven moore, and office president of the american action forum, douglas holtz, eagan. is christian write? >> there are two different thingsment do we want too raise taxes on the rich now during this lame-duck session. we've already done that. in the president's affordable care act there is a new surtax. that has happened. you have to ask the question how much do you want to do and perhaps drive the economy into a recession. the second is what deal can you strike about the debt. in the end if they do raise more revenue they shouldn't do it by raising the tax rates, but by broadening the base. and remember none of it is going to solve our problems. they have to do entitlement reform. gregg: here is what john boehner had to say. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the yetist americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know from ernst and young 700,000 jobs would be destroyed. we also know that it would slow down our economy. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs t
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